Established in 2005, Team Squamish is a youth cycling team. Its mission is to:
“Create an environment for young athletes to develop their cycling skills and realize their potential, by supporting their training, providing coaching, and enabling opportunity”
Team Squamish has been producing world class athletes since 2005. Created and supported by the community for the community, Team Squamish is a grass roots youth cycling team developing athleticism, community leadership and pride. It was originally affiliated with SORCA (Squamish Off-Road Cycling Association) and was founded by community members and local bike shop owners. It has since evolved into a non-profit athletic organization funded by athlete fees and by sponsor donations.
Governance is provided by an executive team of community members and parents. All are volunteers and devote their time in support of the team. The athletes are guided during training and supported at races by professional and accredited coaching.
The team helps athletes realize their potential through participation on the “development” team. These athletes compete at the local and provincial level. Seasoned athletes that have had success and show commitment to racing may then achieve “elite” team status which will result in them competing at the national and international level.
Although Team Squamish is a cross-country race team, it encourages its athletes to participate in many cycling disciplines including downhill, BMX, cycle-cross, track and road.